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The following units are included in this section:

 

ID

Unit

Definition

Wikipedia page and other notes

1

newton
(N=kgm/s2)

-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(unit)

2

kilonewton (kN)

 

103 N

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(unit)#Commonly_seen_as_kilonewtons

3

meganewton (MN)

106 N

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(unit)

Page refers to newton

4

millinewton (mN)

10-3 N

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(unit)

Page refers to newton

5

micronewton (μN)

10-6 N

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(unit)

Page refers to newton

6

kilopond (kp)

9.80665 N

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilogram-force

The same as kilogram-force (kgf)

7

kilogram-force (kgf)

9.80665 N

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilogram-force

The same as kilopond (kp)

8

gram-force

9.80665×10-3 N

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilogram-force

Page refers to kilogram-force

9

milligram-force

9.80665×10-6 N

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilogram-force

Page refers to kilogram-force

10

pound-force (lbf)

4.4482216152605 N

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_(force)

Not to be confused with avoirdupois pound (symbol: lbm), often simply called pounds, which is a unit of mass

11

ounce-force (ozf)

0.27801385095378125 N

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ounce#Ounce-force

Not to be confused with the ounce (abbreviated oz) which is a unit of mass used in most British derived customary systems of measurement.

12

kip

103 pound-force

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kip_(unit)

13

dyne (dyn)

10-5 N

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyne

14

poundal (pdl)

0.138254954376 N

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poundal

15

tonne-force (tf)

9806.65 N

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton-force

16

short ton-force

2000 pound-force (lbf)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton-force#Short_ton-force

17

long ton-force

2240 pound-force (lbf)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton-force#Long_ton-force

 

All the above definitions of the various units are EXACT.

Note: In the above, a period (.) is used to indicate the decimal place and a comma (,) is used to separate groups of thousands.

 

Type of conversion relationship: DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL (y=ax)

Example conversion diagram (see two units in bold above):

Force